Step 1: Apply for admission online using the Common Application. Your application for admission will also serve as your application for merit scholarships.

Note to International Students: Warren Wilson College Scholarships and Aid are based upon the application for admission and the declaration of finances.  International students never complete the FAFSA since they are not eligible for U.S. Government (Federal) aid. International students are required to submit a completed College Board International Student Financial Aid Application for 2021-2022.  Please contact your international admission counselor to receive a copy of this form or you may click here, scroll to the bottom and click on the College Board International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA).

Step 2: If you will begin attendance in fall 2021 or spring 2022 please use your 2019 federal tax information to complete the FAFSA.  After October 1, 2020, you may complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload all 2019 tax information from the IRS into the FAFSA. Your financial aid cannot be finalized until you complete your FAFSA with accurate federal tax information either by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or entering the information manually.  

Step 3: For the 2021-2022 year, students who are selected for a process for verification will be asked to follow up with KHEAA Verify at 

The Department of Education has selected your FAFSA for a process called verification. This process must be completed in order for Warren Wilson College (WWC) Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. The purpose of the verification process is to validate the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA.  It does not mean you have made a mistake, it's a random selection process of which you may be selected.  WWC partners with Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help you complete the verification process.

KHEAA will send an e-mail to the e-mail address of the student and the parent listed on their FAFSA. You should watch for emails from [email protected] with instructions on what the student and parent need to do to create a MyKHEAA account (both student and parent must have separate log on information).

If the parent or student has questions, please call KHEAA’s verification services at 855-272-8771 or email your questions to [email protected].

Step 4: If you are selected for verification or there is incomplete information on your FAFSA, you will not be eligible to receive an actual financial aid offer.  You can at any time use our Net Price Calculator to get a true estimate of your costs by clicking here.  Please make sure you enter all information as accurately as you can to get a true estimate of your financial aid.  Remember, we will not be able to send you an actual financial aid offer until all requested documents are completed. Please be aware that your final offer may be greater or less than your estimate once all information is received.

Step 5: A final offer of scholarships, grants, work, and student loans will be made once the FAFSA and any other requested documents have been received and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid for 2021-2022 will begin in February for new students entering in fall 2022.

Step 6: Once a financial aid offer is finalized, the student must make a decision to accept or decline each item listed.  This acceptance is completed on the Financial Aid Offer section of Net Partner.  In addition, if you choose to accept your student loans you will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment online at

Step 7: New students may contact their Admission Counselor by calling (800) 934-3536 or the Financial Aid Office by calling or texting  (828) 771-2082.  They may also contact via email at [email protected] or [email protected].